Contractor Qualifications (FDOT)

Contractor Qualifications for Construction Projects

Section 337.14, Florida Statutes, requires each contractor seeking to bid on highway and bridge construction contracts in excess of $250,000 to be prequalified by the Department. These regulations ensure that each contractor has the experience, equipment and financial capability needed to responsibly perform as a highway and bridge construction contractor in the class of work for which it seeks certification.

A certificate of qualification has a limited duration, and cannot exceed 16 months since the end of the audited financial statements.

Contractors are limited in the classes of work that they can bid for, and in their dollar “capacity” to contract with the Department, so that they cannot bid on contracts that exceed that capacity.

Williams Law Group, P.A. includes attorneys who have been actively involved in contractor qualifications cases, both involving applications for qualification and attempts to revoke certificates of qualification.